2017 BMW M2 Release Date, Review and Specs

The 2017 BMW M2, according to latest news reports, is expected to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $52,695 inclusive of the destination charge. Its release date is still a topic for discussion as BMW is yet to offer any conclusive reports, however, the 2017 winter is a probable date. It’ll be, by and large, a carryover model from the existing one and will only sport minor tweaks and refreshments.

2017 BMW M2 front view, headlights and grille

For 2017, BMW has confirmed the new additions to its high-performance coupe to sport the “M” badging will include enhanced USB and Bluetooth connectivity, wireless charging, and a Wi-Fi hotspot will now be available on the Executive package. As before, it will still come packed with a stonking amount of power for an exhilarating performance. Again, the new model is relatively affordable compared to the BMW M4, offers a tenacious handling around turns, and offers a muscular acceleration thanks to the six-cylinder 3.0L twin-turbocharged engine beneath its hood.

2017 BMW M2 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The twin-turbocharged engine is able to offer 365 horsepower and 343 lbs. ft. of torque and is paired to either the standard six-speed or the optional seven-speed M-DCT. For the UK, the only drive configuration is the RWD system. For the U.S however, both the RWD and an AWD are offered just like before.

2017 BMW M2 exterior, blue color, grille

For starters, the new BMW M2 came in as a replacement for the 1 Series M Coupe. It took 4.7 seconds to accelerate from 0-62 mph. The replacement now takes a blistering 0.2 seconds less and goes on to achieve a top speed of 155 – electronically limited – regardless of the transmission system used. Its curb weight is unchanged from the aforementioned 1 Series M Coupe that weighs 3,295 lbs. thanks in part to the aluminum metal used in its construction.

2017 BMW M2 exterior, rear view

The new model sports an aggressive look projected by the fender flares on all its corners. In fact, this makes it stand out from the M235i model. Other changes on both the aft and front include a discreet trunk-mounted spoiler, a deep sculpted bumper, and air-diffuser-integrated quad exhaust tips. When it comes to the interior, the new BMW M2 2017 gets several additions and redesigns including but not limited to a driver-centric instrument cluster, sport seats, a three-spoke steering wheel, and “M” badges sprinkling throughout the cabin.

2017 BMW M2 spy photos

One drawback that seems to stalk the M2 is perhaps the lack of on-road comfort, which might be one reason to consider the costly BMW M4. Within its price range, though, there are a couple of alternatives available including the Mercedes AMG CLA45, and the new Ford Shelby GT350.

2017 BMW M2 Release Date & Price

When we come to the price and release date, the new model is expected to go for sale sometime in the winter of 2017 with the base costing an unchanged price of around $52,695 – a similar price as that of the outgoing model.

2017 BMW M2 release date

2017 BMW M2 Exterior

The exterior profile is by and large similar to the M4. However, it significantly features more aggressive styling cues on both the front and at the rear in comparison to the M235i. The coupe also borrows heavily from the rest of the cars on the M lineup – M3, M4, and the M6. The redesigned bumper offers an aggressive look up front. Also, the honeycomb grille, massive air intakes, and sculpted aero add-ons are other features that make it look menacing. The result is a sporty-looking car that, although doesn’t make it look as sleek as the M4, still makes it exude a modern-day “Flying Brick.”

2017 BMW M2 side angle, blue color, alloy wheels

The nineteen-inch wheels feature a double-spoke wheel design. The lowered suspension enables it achieve a great aerodynamic quotient as it helps it stick closer to the ground. While the color palette, as we shall later see, isn’t that inspiring, it is a minor issue granted the all-roundedness offered by the M2. In terms of dimensions, the M2’s length is 176.2-inches, the width is 73-inches, and the height is 55.5 inches.

2017 BMW M2 Interior

2017 BMW M2 lcd screen, dashboard, steering wheel and gear shift knob

Minimal changes are available on the interior. Lots of M-specific features are available, and it is now more driver-centric than before. M-badges are also sprinkled almost everywhere. More details will be offered on its release date, as the spy pictures available to us offer scanty revelations.

2017 BMW M2 interior, leather seats, dashboard and gear shift knob

Trims Available

The 2017 BMW M2 is offered in a single well-equipped trim. The BMW M2 Convertible and C51 reviews are held separately.

2017 BMW M2 front view

Engine Specs

2017 BMW M2 engine

Beneath the hood is a twin-turbocharged 3.0L sic-cylinder engine able to generate 343 lbs. ft. of pounds and 365 horsepower.

Safety

2017 BMW M2 exterior, headlights

Given its speed, it’s only natural that we should expect perfect government crash test reports. It’s too early to speculate though, but nothing short of a five out of five star rating is expected. Driver aids are also in plenty to assist the driver in certain cases.

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2017 BMW M2 front angle, grrile and headlights

2017 BMW M2 rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 BMW M2 side view, alloy wheels

2017 BMW M2 blue color, tailpipe and taillights

2017 BMW M2 interior, leather seats and steering wheel

2017 BMW M2 interior, back seats

2017 BMW M2 grille

2017 BMW M2 trunk

2019 BMW Z5

Details about the 2019 BMW Z5 Release Date

The information which surfaced about the 2019 BMW Z5 finally being revealed took everyone by surprise. After the merger between the Bavarian giant and the Japanese automaker, everyone expected to get a potentially good vehicle. But this one really came out of the blue. Even with us expecting a car that should shape the demographic of the industry in the coming months, we are still bewildered with what is in store for us.

The prototype version of the 2019 BMW Z5 was finally seen on the road. It is still heavily camouflaged during its cold weather testing. But there is a lot that we are still able to discern. The very fact that they have gotten to this stage only tells us how far ahead they actually are. In terms of finally seeing this car live, we predict that the release date will probably be somewhere in late 2018 or early 2019. Whatever the case may be, we are absolutely looking forward in getting the first model that marks the start of an unexpected but hopefully a very fruitful relationship.

2019 BMW Z5 Potential Price

Assessing the price of the 2019 BMW Z5 is pretty hard to do. This vehicle is still in development and there are scarce information, not only about the price, but also for the better part of the vehicle itself. It makes it so much harder to determine just how much the vehicle is going to cost.

But we are fairly sure that the price will be a hefty one. Releasing this car will not be an easy task but we are sure that it will find its niche audience quite easily. If we were to make a guess, we are choosing to base the pricing on the current Z4 model. This vehicle is worth $49,700 based on the latest figures. So the estimations for the price of the 2019 BMW Z5 will most likely be about $55,000, before options. We will probably get the confirmation about the price as soon as the release date is set.

Rumored 2019 BMW Z5 Car

No body actually expected that the 2019 BMW Z5 would even be a thing. After the big merger that happened between BMW and Toyota, everyone was expecting for big things to happen. We were only waiting the day to come when we were finally going to see what the end result was going to be.

For a long time, rumors were swirling about a comeback for the Z4 model. After the revival of the Supra, the Z4 was the next best thing. Everybody got really excited about potentially seeing this car. But the truth was actually much different in the end.

What we got is the 2019 BMW Z5, which comes out as a replacement for the Z4 model. The newest roadster vehicle was in development for quite some time now. We only managed to attest to this vehicle only after the release of the spy photos.

The car is in its cold weather testing stage of development and it only seems that it will only get better with time. We are ever so hopeful to see this car come out and it appears that we have not been properly excited about a certain vehicle for quite some time now.

Some 2019 BMW Z5 Exterior Details

The look of the 2019 BMW Z5 will follow the one of the Z4 vehicle. But this one will have its own unique traits and characteristics which will make it a perfect successor. A lot of it is still a mystery. You can hardly discern anything from the thick layer of camo. But there are some parts that you cannot deny are there.

We were able to notice a long hood, short overhangs, a short rear deck, and a low riding position. What this model adds that the previous Z4 did not is the folding metal roof which will be a novelty for the newest vehicles here.

Some styling features include a slightly bigger kidney grill in the front end. The nose is lower and imposes a more aggressive stance compared to last time. The headlamps have grown alongside the grille and there is a discerning chrome frame added as well. There is also a three piece bumper which you can hardly see, but the professionals will know that it is there.

The side of the car actually shows a less muscular appearance. We can see an almost featureless beltline while both the front and rear ends of the car have flatter fenders. The rear end is for now well concealed. You can only discern the already familiar taillights hidden under the wrap. The integrated spoiler is still there and there are still many parts which are quite similar to the Z4 model.

Potential Color Options

For now, there are no details about the color changes for the 2019 BMW Z5. The stage of development that we are in does not allow us to actually make any guess here. There have been no rumors and no leaks about the vehicle and how it will look.

The colors that we may expect to see are some transferred from the Z4 car. But they are probably not going to do that and they will just add some new ones and bring us a completely new specter of colors. This would be a great way to start with the new brand.

Size and Dimensions for the 2019 BMW Z5

The size of the 2019 BMW Z5 has not been officially announced. This car is expected to feature different dimensions compared to the Z4, but we do not know how differ. If we analyze the current set of photos that we have, we can discern that the vehicle is going to be a bit longer and also slightly winder compared to the Z4. This will give a more dominating look to the newest roadster model.

Some Interior Details about the 2019 BMW Z5

The interior of the 2019 BMW Z5 is not real discernable. But even though them being very secretive with the cabin, there are a few sneaky spy photos taken that show us how the inside looks. The vehicle’s cabin is a combination of old and new elements.

There are some familiar parts that you have seen on some early BMW models, but there are also some newer ones that are a first timer for the vehicle. The floating infotainment display is taken directly form the BMW Series 3. But this system is a little bit dated, so it might be either a decoy or it could also be a potential updated version that they are planning.

The steering wheel is also different. In fact it remains us on the newest batch of steering wheels that BMW is making for all their newest cars. But it might also come to be that until the production version comes, the steering wheel gets to be changed completely.

But it is still nice to see that they are working in a very contemporary and modernistic direction. Unfortunately, the details about the materials and other specs for the car are scarce. This will be updated as soon as the car gets close to its final stages of development. But if we are to predict, we hope to get newer and more proficient forms of materials. A much sportier and comfortable surrounding is expected on the inside of the car.

Engine Choices and Capability of the 2019 BMW Z5

For now, there are not exact evidence about the drivetrain of the 2019 BMW Z5. We are expecting to see something grandiose and are really hoping that BMW is going to equip its car with the best engines that they can muster. If we are to make an assumption, BMW might follow a similar formula that all the recent models have been getting.

So this usually starts with a turbocharged, four-cylinder under the hood while we expect a similar model for the upper trims. If we are to go for range topping trims, than we are probably going to get something in the line of 3.0-liter inline-six under the hood. There is also a great possibility that they can make a high performance M version. They have still yet to give any comments on this but might actually make it somewhere down the line.

As far as transmission choices go, there will probably be a manual and dual-clutch automatic gearbox options available for the vehicle. In this case, all-wheel drive is optional. There is still no prediction about the output, though.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

The 2019 BMW Z5 will probably be a pretty fast car. But until we determine the engine choice, we are not able to predict the 0-60 mph performance nor the top speed. But it will certainly be faster and more powerful than the car in inherits.

Fuel Economy Ratings of the 2019 BMW Z5

The latest 2019 BMW Z5 might try to improve on the fuel economy. But the question still remains how much are they capable of doing that. There will still need to be a lot of development for them to make the necessary changes needed for the car to consume less.

 

2019 BMW X5

New 2019 BMW X5 Release Date

There are finally some solid evidence available about the 2019 BMW X5 vehicles. This model has been around since 2000 and as such it has been a revolutionary model which helped to spawn other crossover vehicles. The X5 itself has gone through several generational changes.

In fact the previous three generations of the BMW X5 models are exceptional cars, according to many. And they are very important for the overall automobile industry. But there have not been any news in regards with this car. That is, until now when the spy photos have appeared.

Even though, the 2019 BMW X5 had a lot of camo on it and is in its bare-bones stage of development, the prospect of it making it back sounds pretty good. Judging by the state of development, the car is going to come out as a 2019 model. But the real release date will most likely be for the end of year 2018. It sounds perfect for all of the fans of this BMW product. And we have to admit that we are hoping to see everything that this car is capable of bringing us.

Potential Price of the 2019 BMW X5

The price for the 2019 BMW X5 is still not available. It will probably take a lot of time until we get something remotely close to a final price. Since it still requires a lot of work, we might get to see several price changes till the final release date. Hopefully they will keep the price as close to the current price as possible.

When it comes to the outgoing model, it starts at a base MSRP price of $54,700. This highest price for an X5 product will go all the way up to $71,599, for the range topping xDrive 50i. If we look at the potential price of the 2019 BMW X5 version, we are probably looking at an addition of $2,000 to the current price. This might now seem like a lot, but we assure you it will be worth the price once you really see what the newest car is capable of.

2019 BMW X5 Rumor News

After years and years of guessing, the 2019 BMW X5 is finally going to become a reality. This vehicle has been in the forefront of building for some time now. We were highly expecting to get a decent fourth generation X5. However, there have been not a lot of instigation that they were actually going to make one. All of it was still left in the realm of rumors. That is until now.

Once we finally spotted and recognized vehicle as a future X5, people started flocking to the brand and immediately wanted to see more of it. There is a great number of fans excited to see how this car will come out. There is a lot they still need to unveil. But as things unravel we will slowly be able to pick up on the things which are in front of us. All in all, we have a lot of great expectations out of the future 2019 BMW X5.

Newest 2019 BMW X5 Exterior Details

Unfortunately, the 2019 BMW X5 does not unveil a whole lot when we look at the car. There are still a lot of details that are missing and that we will have to find out as the release date gets closer. This is still a car in development and the spy photos have unfortunately depicted only a car which will still need to change. As far as we are able to see, there are a lot of elements missing.

This can either mean two things. One is that they have done this on purpose and as a decoy to trick us in believing that they are removing them. While the other is that they are actually doing something for this part and that they are going to remodel it and change it completely. The front area is particularly devoid of a lot of elements. Even the grille is removed and there is a great possibility that we get an entirely different hood with the production vehicle.

The side of the car does not have a lot of surprises. There is a great possibility that they might keep most of the elements similar and can only added a few new details there. On the other hand, the rear will probably get a lot of changes.

The current version has a very bland looking fascia so it will more likely receive the majority of changes. The most obvious situation here is a complete makeover which will see the car be remodeled in the back much more significantly. For now, even the taillights seem unnoticeable and there are not indications about what they might do.

Possible Color Changes

Since we are in the earliest stage of development for the 2019 BMW X5, the color additions are still not determined. The current car has a great set of colors to choose from and we can probably say that the future one will do the same. The specter of colors available to us now is very likeable but will probably do with a few new additions. These will probably happen but for now it is early to tell which ones they might add.

Are There any Changes for the Dimensions of the 2019 BMW X5?

If we are to judge the size of the new 2019 BMW X5 based on the current photos, it would be highly difficult to do that. Instead we are actually predicting that the car will not grow so much. Even if they decide to switch up the size of the car a little bit, it will not be exceptionally different compared to what we have now on our hands.

But being that this is the newest generation vehicle there is still a great possibility that they plan to do something with the size. As a reminder, the current model is 192.7 inches long and boats a wheelbase of 115.5 inches. The height is 67.6 inches while the width is 78.1 inches. Inside the passenger volume is limited to 105 cu ft and a cargo bay of 36 cu ft.

What is the Interior Like?

The same thing happens with the interior of the 2019 BMW X5 and unfortunately for now the details are scarce. The interior of the model is subject to changes as much as the outside is. But it is also in the bare bones stage of development for now. But here it is much easier to predict what might happen.

BMW is probably going to make sure that they give us the best kind of setting so the material and the instrument cluster will be probably improved and updated. Expect to get newer and softer materials and also some updated technological features. There are some mentions of a TFT display with the traditional gauges removed. Also, the latest news says that this car has been approved for remote parking and we are most likely going to get it with the 2019 version available.

2019 BMW X5 Engine Capability

There is no current news for the engine of the 2019 BMW X5. For now, there are not exact details about which ones they will choose. But there is a great possibility that the model will gain some changes for the powertrain. Whether we get a completely new engine variant, or that the current ones get the update, we will still have to wait a bit so we see.

The current model has the 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder that produces 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque as its base option. Next comes the  3.0-liter I-6  which offers 255 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque while the most powerful one is the 4.4-liter V-8  that allows an output of 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. There is no doubt that they decide to retain one of these engines but to which measure it remains to be seen. All in all, there is most certainly going to be an improvement mad.

0-60 mph and Top Speed Performance for the 2019 BMW X5

Based on the current set of engines, the 2019 BMW X5 is capable of quite good feats. If the changes are put into effect the vehicle will gain much different capability. But we are not entirely sure if they are able to go beyond the ones currently available. These include a speed up from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 160 mph. Al in all, these are already pretty decent but people would expect an improvement with the new generation model.

What is the Fuel Economy Like?

The fuel economy of the 2019 BMW X5 would be probably due with a bit of improvement. There is no doubt that they are working on making it better. So the current numbers might reach a much different rate once the car is out. They currently stand at 14 mpg city, 19 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined.